Water Utility


The mission of the Lowell Regional Water Utility is to provide a sufficient supply of safe, potable water to the citizens and businesses of the City of Lowell and surrounding communities in order to ensure their health and safety in a cost effective manner, to ensure the highest water quality and purify some 4.7 billion gallons of water to over 135,000 customers while meeting all state and federal water quality compliance obligations. The personnel of the LRWU are DEP certified and consistently monitor daily water production, repair and maintain 215 miles of water main, 2,300 fire hydrants and approximately 26,000 water service connections.    
In 2011, the LRWU purified more than 4.6 billion gallons (4,633,279,000) of drinking water delivered to approximately 135,000 residents and businesses in the communities of Lowell, Dracut, Tyngsboro, and Chelmsford.

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Phase I Transmission Main Extension

The City of Lowell will be completing improvements on the water distribution system in the intersection of Varnum Avenue, Mammoth Road and Riverside Street. The work is critical to improving the reliability of drinking water throughout the City.

Construction will begin in mid-June and is expected to last approximately six weeks. This work may cause intermittent disruptions in water service to some customers and some customers may experience short periods of discolored water. Customers will receive advance notice of a planned disruption in water service. If you have any questions, please contact the Lowell Regional Water Utility at (978) 674-4240.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation with this essential improvement.